SciServer Altair v1.10.4

This update includes bug fixes to SkyQuery, along with a few back-end changes to SkyQuery and CasJobs to improve performance.

SciServer Altair v1.10.3

We have updated the email address of SciServer helpdesk in all SciServer components. We have also fixed a bug in CasJobs related to saving numeric values into MyDBs.

SciServer Altair v1.10.2

New in this Release

SciServer now works with the latest data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Data Release 14 (

SciServer Altair v1.10.0

New in this Release

SciServer Altair v1.10.0 includes new and updated modules for SciServer Compute, providing you with new features for your Compute notebooks. The new SkyQuery module lets you programmatically access the SkyQuery astronomical cross-matching tool, with which you can match objects in multiple astronomical surveys using advanced Bayesian algorithms. Updates to the SkyServer modules enables you interact with SDSS data in new ways, such as searching by object ID or generating thumbnail images. Lastly, Compute Notebooks are easier to work with now that user authentication happens automatically.

We have updated our Terms of Use & Other Policies.

See the list below for a guide to what has changed, and also see SciServer API documentation for updated SciScript and CasJobs API documentation.

SciServer Altair v1.9.2

New in this Release

Altair v1.9.2 includes updates and fixes to various tools on the SkyServer data access site. The Plate Browser now includes more information about APOGEE plates. The Search tools can now filter results using target flags from both the BOSS and eBOSS surveys, and all Search tools now support input in sexagecimal (hh:mm:ss dd:mm:ss) coordinates.

SciServer Altair v1.9.1

New in this Release

Altair v1.9.1 fixes all links to the SDSS interactive spectrum tool within the SkyServer Quick Look and Explore tools, allowing you to once again to quickly pan and zoom through an SDSS spectrum to see all its lines. The release also introduces a new SkyServer Cross-Match tool, which takes advantage of the new algorithms of SkyQuery. It also adds a new RStudio image to Compute, improves links to API documentation throughout the SciServer system, improves the layout of the login portal, and fixes a few other bugs in SkyServer.

SciServer Altair v1.9.0

New in this Release

Altair v1.9.0 offers the first wide public release of the SkyQuery website, which allows you to quickly cross-match astronomical observations among many catalogs and your own observations.